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August 30, 2019

Jidenna shows Chicago all the love with Fatimah Asghar-directed “Sufi Woman” video and South Side listening party

On Wednesday, a day after the release of the “Sufi Woman” music video, Jidenna blessed Chicago with a listening party at The Promontory in Hyde Park to celebrate his second studio album, '85 to Africa'.

August 29, 2019

‘Punch 9’ doc will tell the story of Harold Washington’s historic mayoral win in Chicago

With his historic election in 1983, Harold Washington shook up the city and the nation. Now, his story will be told in full in a new documentary, Punch 9: For Harold Washington, which is currently in production.

August 15, 2019

South Side creator Diallo Riddle talks about the style of authenticity his new comedy brings to Chicago

"We went out of our way to cast Chicago people, put them in front of the camera, because that’s just another way we felt we were making the show really authentic."

August 8, 2019

After the festival rush, Douglas Park is left alone to grapple with continuing neglect and violence

For most of the year, North Lawndale is devoid of tourists and Chicagoans who live outside of the West Side. Food deserts and fears of gun violence keep them away, except for a couple of summer weekends when music festivals such as Riot Fest and Summer Smash set up shop in Douglas Park.

July 18, 2019

Assata’s Daughters HQ “seized” and “bulldozed” by Chicago officials after fire

Chicago-based activist group Assata's Daughters just lost its South Side headquarters after the city "seized" and "bulldozed" the property following a recent fire.

July 12, 2019

West Side residents and activists speak out about possible rising costs of police academy

Voices often lost in the conversation about the police academy are residents who live in the communities on the West Side near the forthcoming site's location.

July 10, 2019

Juice Wrld, Allen Iverson and T.I. join the ComplexCon Chicago roster

ComplexCon unveils the latest stars added to their Chicago festival lineup.